Florida, your antics really aren't funny anymore. http://t.co/B6gZGpVoa8
Great editorial on the importance of Washingtonians voting to expand background checks to ALL gun sales this Nov.! http://t.co/ssw7m2A0lD
RT @NBCNightlyNews: LATEST: 2 U.S. Marshals, 1 NYPD officer shot in Manhattan; suspect dead http://t.co/WPDjCM5eRF @NBCNewYork...
Terrible tragedy out of South Carolina, where a child died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. http://t.co/W6kKSCE6SL #ASKingSavesKids
READ our statement on the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals "Docs. vs. Glocks" ruling this weekend. http://t.co/7yty3XBZTp
Another tragic and deadly weekend in Chicago, where yet again a child was caught in the crossfire. http://t.co/kndEWRFFRZ
Great article on the 12 important questions every parent should ask before their child's play date! #ASKingSavesKids http://t.co/g6hIaA27DD
Interesting look from an outside perspective on the relationship between children and guns in the US. http://t.co/6wzvGKwVX8
New details show the Boston Marathon bomber got his gun through a private transfer from a heroin dealer. http://t.co/CAt4jGq967
BREAKING NEWS in Pennsylvania where there are reports of a shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. http://t.co/jHvrtvCKKh

Finish the Job: Tool Kit

Our Goal

Our goal is to pass federal legislation to expand Brady Background Checks to the 40% of gun sales that currently go without a check. These are commercial gun sales happening online at websites like, Armslist.com, and at gun shows.

How we get there  

If we are going to pass this legislation, you need to raise your voice and tell our elected leaders that gun violence is a critical issue.


We’re going to make sure building this drumbeat of voices remains a priority and work to build support for legislation by engaging in a variety of tactics:  


 House parties

 Letters to the editor of your newspaper

 One on one meetings
 Written letters to Senators and Members of Congress Statements of support
 Social media: Facebook and Twitter Earned media events

Many of these tactics can be employed in an ongoing basis and can be done daily or weekly. Some of them may be a little more labor intensive, and will yield the best results if they’re focused on a certain date or dates.

We’ve outlined a calendar to highlight important national days of action. Early this year, we’ll want to make the most of the 20 year anniversary of the enactment of Brady Background Checks. As we approach the election this November, we’ll want to ensure voters know where their elected officials stand on requiring background checks before purchasing a gun.

Whether your elected officials are supportive of background checks or not, it’s important to reach out. For those members of Congress who have publicly supported checks, we want to thank them. For those who have not come out to support checks, we want to increase our pressure on them and urge them to publicly sponsor background check legislation, H.R. 1565.

 Read the full Finish the Job Tool Kit

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